A mediation, in law, is an alternative dispute resolution that involves a third-party - a mediator in this case - to assist the settlement. The court had previously ordered both companies to submit a proposal for mediation prior to the March trial date. It's worth noting that previous attempts of mediation between the two sides have failed. It seems that Apple and Samsung already got the hang of it.
Samsung was previously ordered to pay $930 million to Apple for infringing patents related to smartphone technology. The next battle will involve new devices, which could mean more charges for the losing party.
Reuters says that Apple has already paid roughly $60 million to its law firm to fight the tough South Korean rival. CEOs Tim Cook and Oh-Hyun Kwon will attend the mediation. Both companies declined to comment on the report.
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